Updated: Tuesday 4 February 2020

“I train because that's how I stop myself slipping into my black dogs days.”

Updated: Tuesday 14 January 2020

A deformity in Derek's hip threatened his mobility, lifestyle and happiness. This is his story of conquering his condition, with a little help. Derek lives life to the full, he always has. “For me it’s so important to keep flexible and mobile,” he says. At 73 years old he’s fitter than many men half his age, doing two hours of exercise a day and practicing yoga and Pilates regularly.

Updated: Tuesday 7 January 2020

For two decades, Wendy's life was dominated by pain that left her immobile and painkillers that wiped her out. Intimidated by gyms, but desperate for a solution, she has transitioned from pain to personal training and has never looked back.

Updated: Tuesday 7 January 2020

Andy had noticed he was getting larger. He was aware that his chest would get tight, and he preferred to hide in the back of photographs. But it wasn't until he applied for the Healthy Weight Programme that he realised how close he was to a catastrophic event.

Updated: Tuesday 7 January 2020

After losing his wife to cancer, Bruce contemplated giving up his lifelong passion of bird watching. Determined, he gathered the courage to return to the fields, but cruelly his eyesight began to fail soon after. This is his story of love, loss and redemption.

Updated: Tuesday 7 January 2020

Wayne's been passionate about racing bicycles since childhood. Now, with the help of Nuffield Health's Fitness Testing Centre, he's pushing his bike and his body to the limit with cyclocross - an intense, off-road challenge requiring speed, strength and fitness.

Updated: Tuesday 7 January 2020

The 16-year-old isn’t taking the life-limiting condition lying down. She’s fighting her CF with a fitness programme designed to improve her quality of life.

Updated: Tuesday 7 January 2020

What does it take to be a champion? Paul Jubb, rising star at the Nuffield Health Tennis Academy in Hull, looks back at his journey to the top of the game.

Updated: Tuesday 7 January 2020

Physiotherapy helped former dancer Terrie to walk without a wheelchair again, but it also did so much more.

Updated: Tuesday 7 January 2020

When rugby player Alice heard her knee pop she feared her dreams of playing at Twickenham were over. But all was not lost.

Updated: Tuesday 7 January 2020

At just 51 years old, Graeme Chisholm was surprised to learn cataracts were responsible for his deteriorating eyesight. Here's how multi-focal lens implants brought his life back into focus.

Updated: Tuesday 7 January 2020

Two decades of unhealthy eating had made Alison obese, diabetic and unhappy. She came to Nuffield Health desperate for a solution that might finally work. This is her story.

Updated: Tuesday 7 January 2020

After a seven-year break from TaekwonDo, it was just three months before Sam was representing England at the European Championships. She explains how she trained to become an elite athlete while working full time at Microsoft.

Updated: Tuesday 7 January 2020

At age 19, Marc Rodwell was morbidly obese and suffering from a raft of mental health issues. His health was so poor he was warned he might not live to see his 25th birthday. But with grim determination and the unfaltering support of his father, Marc clawed his way back from the brink.

Updated: Tuesday 7 January 2020

Fiona and Karen worked through the challenges of their fertility treatment as a team. And they got the best reward imaginable.

Updated: Tuesday 7 January 2020

Phil Wilde's encounter with cancer was exceptionally brief and relatively painless for one important reason - he didn't ignore the warning signs.

Updated: Tuesday 7 January 2020

David and Fiona came to Nuffield Health hoping to conceive their own biological baby against the odds. A combination of fertility treatments provided hope.

Updated: Tuesday 7 January 2020

A year since first discussing it with his wife, Jason Tooley is about to get a vasectomy. We go inside the operating theatre to hear what it's really like to get the snip.

Updated: Tuesday 7 January 2020

Joanne Taylor survived breast cancer, but fear and anxiety stripped away her confidence. Now, after a remarkable physical and emotional recovery – she’s back in control and dedicating her life to helping women living with cancer.

Updated: Tuesday 7 January 2020

Simon Webster was a rising star on the cusp of a promising Premier League career when injury brought his life crashing down around him. But his very recovery would teach him to turn his injury into an opportunity – and now he’s helping others get back on their feet.